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Tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal Faces No Jail Time

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RadiumOne CEO's Gurbaksh Chahal dodges jail time for allegedly beating and kicking his girlfriend 117 times during a 30-minute attack last year. The mind-boggling attack was caught on tape via home security footage, but Chahal leaves this case with not one scratch on his back. He will not serve a single day or even an hour of jail time. Read More »

Bollywood’s IIFA Award Show Takes Over Florida

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The IIFA Awards are back, this time in Tampa, FL. The event showcases a star-studded list of actors, including Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Saif Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh and so many more. BG Keertana tells us all the details leading up to the big show! Read More »

Robin Chaurasiya: What If The World Called You Dark, Ugly, Untouchable Cow Dung?

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Robin Chaurasiya is an activist and the founder of Kranti, an NGO that aims to empower and give opportunities to girls who are products of the exploited sex worker industry in India. Chaurasiya, herself, suffered a less than perfect childhood and left home at the age of 16 to join the US Air Force. She was shortly kicked out under the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy which barred openly gay individuals from military service. She campaigned against it and saw it come to an end only six months after she left service. Read More »

Movie in Review: “2 States”

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Last year, Brown Girl Priya Mukhopadhyay reviewed the novel, “2 States” by Chetan Bhagat. This year, Abhishek Varman brings the novel to life in film form. Starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, “2 States” is a story of two lovers, Krish and Ananya, who come from completely different cultural backgrounds. Thinking love is enough for marriage, Krish and Ananya Read More »

BG Celebrates Earth Day

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Since today is Earth Day, an annual event which began in 1970, it's important we highlight its significance. Read More »

Hardeep Sandhu: The ‘Dholi’ Girl

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A typical desi wedding is not complete without a groom riding a horse, an assortment of food and sweets, ornate outfits, sparkling gold jewelry, elaborate mendhi designs, and aunties and uncles throwing money in the air with lots of singing/dancing. Most of all, dancing to the dhol (the traditional drum instrument of Punjab) during a desi wedding is a must, but how many times do you see a female dhol player? We know the first Punjabi dholi of the South - Hardeep Sandhu and she a lot to say with a big bang! Read More »

Have You Met Ekata Doshi?

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During Ekata Doshi’s episode on Shades of Shakti, she very openly and genuinely tells the story about her diagnosis of — chronic lymphocytic leukemia. But she didn't let her diagnosis stop her, rather, she found a way to help those who are also dealing with similar circumstances. Read More »

Shafeena Khan: Passion Ignites A Career

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Meet Shafeena Khan, a professional psychotherapist by day and makeup artist by night. Her passion for makeup gives her the power to use color and brushes to bring out the inner and outer beauty of a girl. Read More »

Appreciating Women: Past, Present and Future

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For Women's History Month in March, a few BG writers attended an uplifting event to discuss and garner the state of women at New Jersey City University. Saraswati Cultural Association of New Jersey, a nonprofit founded by Anita Chadha , in collaboration with New Jersey City University’s Professional Studies Department, sponsored the event - Appreciating Women: Past, Present and Future. Read More »

Shakila Ahmad: First Female President of Islamic Community in Cincinnati

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In many ways, Shakila Ahmad embodies the modern American working woman. She runs a medical practice with her husband specializing in allergy and asthma care. She supports her three children as they pursue careers and higher education. She also serves as a leader to the largest Muslim community in Ohio. Read More »

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